Our History

11th Marines is the artillery regiment of the 1st Marine Division. Our battalions and batteries have deployed with and supported the Division's infantrymen during combat in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Somalia, and Kuwait. Since 2001, they have served continuously in Afghanistan and Iraq, and today, they remain ready to deploy and fight wherever called.

Since 1947, the 11th Marines have been located at Camp Las Pulgas. Thousands of our Marines and Sailors have called this camp "home," and maybe a few other names, but it holds a special place in the heart of every Cannon Cocker.

The 11th Marine Regiment, also known as "The Cannon Cockers", is the Artillery Regiment of the 1st Marine Division.  The Regiment includes HQ, Battery, four battalions and about 3,200 Marines and 120 Sailors- and one soldier. 



To provide close and continuous fire support to the 1st Marine Division by neutralizing, suppressing, and destroying hostile and enemy targets. 


The 11th Marines were activated on January 3rd, 1918 during World War I.  They answered all of our nations calls: WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, Restoring Hope, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and countless other operations, crises, and actions around the globe. 

For more history, please visit: "A Brief History of the 11th Marines"